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The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has said there are [ambition / ambitious] plans to transform Paris' [famous / famously] street the Champs-Elysees. She said she wants to [turn / twist] the 1.9km avenue into an "extraordinary garden". The Champs-Elysees is in the [stomach / heart] of the French capital. It joins the Place de la Concorde [as / with] the Arc de Triomphe. It is often called "the most beautiful avenue [on / in] the world". However, many Parisians believe it looks old. They want it to look [more / many] modern. Ms Hidalgo said she wants to [reduction / reduce] the amount of traffic on the avenue. She wants to cut the number of car [lanes / canes] to make more room for pedestrians. She also wants to plant more trees to make it greener and more [attraction / attractive] .

The Champs-Elysees [one / once] showed how sophisticated and [elegance / elegant] Paris was. There were many car showrooms full [to / of] luxury cars, and chic designer fashion stores. It was a [repellant / magnet] for rich people who wanted to buy the [latte / latest] brands. Today, it looks like many other streets in the world. It is full of international [chain / lock] stores, fast food restaurants and coffee shops. It will take a [decade / ten years] to beautify the Champs Elysees. Work will start on it after the 2024 Paris Olympics. Ms Hidalgo said: "We will [undo / redo] the Place de la Concorde before the Olympic Games, then the full [length / long] of the avenue afterwards. It will be an extraordinary garden." The budget for the [protect / project] is around $305 million.

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